I’ve just returned from Maison et Objet 2022 in Paris.
This year was special because Maison et Objet hosted both the trade show in the exhibition centre at Parc des Expositions, as well as a showcase of design in the city called “Maison et Objet in the city”.
Rather than do a trends post, I thought I’d write about what I saw and loved.
Those who follow me, will know that I have a thing for colour. It is therefore unsurprising that many of my favourite choices include dopamine inducing hues.
There was so much to see at the trade show.
Here are the brands that caught my attention:
I was stopped in my tracks by the glorious colours on display here.
The company was founded by Fanny and Yannick Gicquel. They work alongside interior design talents and upholstery partners like Dedar and Paul Frey, to produce beautiful and colourful furniture adorned in vibrant fabrics.
The styles seen are reminiscent of the 1960s. I can visualise these cool retro looking pieces in a stylish Palm Springs home, circa the time of Slim Aarons, the photographer then to the jet set.
2. Babel Brune.
These pretty printed cushions are adorable and certainly statement pieces. My favourite one is that banana against the checks.
3. Marine Breynaert.
Marine’s lights combine metals in their raw polish form and with powder coated colours. Her creations look so elegant and happy. I would love to have this for my home.
4. Maison dada
Green is definitely the colour of this season. I’m coveting this comfortable and stylish curved silhouette green sofa called Major Tom and designed by Thomas Dariel.
How cute is this side table in a candy pink hue? Its name “Pillar Marshmallow” befits its design. Doesn’t this make you crave marshmallows?
Now over to my finds at Maison et objet in the city.
I was happy to discover Maison Matisse, a shop founded by Henri Matisse’s great-grandson Jean-Matthieu Matisse.The company aims to preserve Henri Matisse’s heritage .
Working alongside designers and craftsmen, Maison Matisse have created design led pieces inspired by Henri’s artwork.
I love that it prides itself as a non elitist brand creating products not just for an upscale market.The colours used are simply uplifting and happy don’t you think?
As part of our press tour with Maison et Objet 2022, we were invited for a private viewing of the renowned wood carvings atelier Féau Boiseries.
It was a wonderful behind the scenes view.There were exquisite mouldings, carvings and wood panels everywhere, a testament to generations of craftsmanship . These original carvings have graced international palaces, government buildings, hotels and luxury homes.
It’s like stepping into a private museum.
Anyway, hope you’ve enjoyed a little snapshot of the design I found in Paris.
If you fancy reading my finds at Maison et Objet in 2021, then do have a read here. Wishing you all a wonderful day.
( All photography of Maison et objet 2022 are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).